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NOVEMBER 3, 2011

Rossi to test with Team Lotus

Twenty-year-old Alexander Rossi will test for Team Lotus in the Abu Dhabi young driver test.

Rossi was third in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship this year, behind Canadian Robert Wickens and Frenchman Jean Eric Vergne. Rossi previously did the 2009 young driver test with BMW.

"I am very excited to put more F1 miles on my CV with Team Lotus," Rossi said.

"After positive GP2 tests in Jerez and Barcelona I feel we have a good chance of a strong result in the GP2 races (in Abu Dhabi) and I will definitely be going into the weekend fully focused and motivated for a race win.

"Then from the F1 test I will be looking to learn as much as possible, do the best job I can and soak up every minute, in and out of the car."